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About Tamara Baluja

Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.
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Canadian Press reporter Mike Blanchfield wins James Travers Fellowship

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Canadian Press reporter Mike Blanchfield has won the James Travers fellowship, an $25,000 international reporting grant that will allow him to probe the human cost of cluster bombs worldwide. 

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Halifax Chronicle Herald ceasing Sunday publication next month; launches expanded weekend edition

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The Halifax Chronicle Herald announced it’s launching a new weekend edition that will be larger than the Saturday and Sunday newspaper combined with more columns and local content. The new weekend edition will be published on April 20, ending a 15-year run for the Chronicle Herald’s Sunday edition. J-Source associate editor Tamara Baluja reports. 

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Exposing Canada’s back door: How a King’s journalism class got an NNA nomination for their investigation into P.E.I’s cash-for-residency immigration policy

J-Source goes behind the story of the National Newspaper Award-nominated story “Cashing In: Inside PEI’s Controversial Immigrant Partner Programs.” Laura Armstrong, a graduate of University of King’s College journalism program and deputy editor for “Cashing In,” explains how their student investigative workshop exposed the inner workings of the province's immigration program.

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Robot reporters: The new frontier in journalism?

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Can robot reporters replace human journalists? Just because the technology potential is there, doesn't mean that it should be used, writes J-Source Ethics editor Romayne Smith Fullerton. Technology, she argues, cannot assign values to what’s reported, and how it’s reported.

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Writers’ coalitions against TC Media, Toronto Star new freelance contracts

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The Toronto Star and Transcontinental Media are getting push  back from Canadian writers’ organizations over new contracts that writers say removes copyright as well as moral rights from the creator. Toronto writer Paula Last reports. 

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Sun News wants five-year digital basic cable deal

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Sun News is seeking a five-year mandatory coverage digital basic deal from Canada’s broadcast regulator in an attempt to mitigate its nearly $17-million a year losses. The channel, which is nearing its two year anniversary on-air, filed its response Monday with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ahead of its hearing on April 23. J-Source associate editor Tamara Baluja reports. 

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Ezra Levant apologizes for Roma ‘slurs’ six months later

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More than six months after Ezra Levant ranted on his show, The Source, about the Roma community — sparking outcries and an ongoing hate crime investigation — he and Sun News Network vice-president Kory Teneycke issued an on-air apology Monday. Eric Mark Do reports. The apology came on the same day that Sun News Network filed papers with CRTC seeking a five-year mandatory coverage digital basic deal in an attempt to mitigate its nearly $17-million a year losses, J-Source associate editor Tamara Baluja reports.

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Journalism cutbacks are driving audiences away: Pew State of Media report

About 61 per cent of Americans remain unaware of the financial struggles that have led to cutbacks in newsroom, the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. But that doesn’t mean they’re not taking notice. Nearly a third turning away from news outlets when it no longer provides the news consumers are used to getting, the journalism think tank reported. Tamara Baluja reports. 

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Eighteen Bridges wins big at Alberta Magazine Awards

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Eighteen Bridges won big at the Alberta Magazine Awards gala in Calgary, taking home three golds and three silvers last week. Swerve magazine, a weekly arts and culture publication, also won five times, including a gold in the Alberta Story category…

Ottawa Citizen, Postmedia News awarded Canadian Hillman Prize for robocalls investigation

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Ottawa Citizen’s Glen McGregor and Postmedia News’ Stephen Maher have won the 2013 Canadian Hillman Prize for their investigative reporting on the use of robocalls to disrupt and suppress voting during the 2011 federal election. The judges also gave honourable mention to Victoria Times Colonist’s Katie DeRosa and Edmonton Journal’s Elise Stolte. 

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